TEAM: The Big Butt Theory (February)

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  • HASWLRS
    HASWLRS Posts: 7,997 Member
    @jackinorrie, did you get my PM? I am only asking because sometimes they don't get delivered and I also have messages out to some of those who still need to post a weight and they haven't been read, according to my computer.
  • HASWLRS
    HASWLRS Posts: 7,997 Member
    Good morning, team. The February challenge officially starts tomorrow. Within the main weight loss challenge we have another optional, but highly recommended, challenge. It is called the Mini Ultimate Accountability Challenge, or the Mini Challenge. It is based on another MFP challenge group by the same name, or UAC.

    The way it works is simple:

    1. Log everything you eat that has calories in MFP.
    2. Stay inside your allotted daily calorie budget.
    3. Do at least 20 minutes of activity daily. This could be anything that gets you off the couch and being active: run, walk, cycle, swim, gardening, housework, yoga, gym, etc.
    4. Report each day on this thread (something to the effect of logged food: yes, under calories: yes, exercise: yes, and a brief description is nice)

    You get one free pass day a week (went over calories, could not log food, rest day, etc.) At the end of the week, if you have managed to be "accountable" for at least 6 of 7 days, you will be recognized on this thread as being in the Winner's Circle!

    This strategy works for weight loss because it is based on CI<CO. When calories in are less than calories out, you stay inside your allotted daily calorie budget, and you will lose weight! And exercise is just good for you, plus it will burn calories and help with the calories out portion of the equation!

    What's great about this challenge is that it works for everyone, as long as you are honest with yourself. There are no dietary restrictions, so you can eat whatever you like, and follow whatever plan you like. Your own daily calorie budget is set by you and MFP and you choose your own exercise and intensity of exercise! Plus it is a practice that can be carried beyond weight loss into maintenance! If you are having a bad week, a new week and a fresh start is just around the corner!

    Consistency and new habits have been shown to be the keys to long term successful weight loss. Why not make the Mini Ultimate Accountability Challenge your new habit, that you do consistently!!

    Week #1 for the Mini Challenge starts tomorrow, Sunday, February 4th!!
  • HASWLRS
    HASWLRS Posts: 7,997 Member
    @my3boys424 and @RinsenRepeat, your weigh-in days have been changed to Saturday for this month, as per your requests.
  • RinsenRepeat
    RinsenRepeat Posts: 78 Member
    Sat 3 Feb
    Tracking y
    Calories y
    Exercise y
  • RinsenRepeat
    RinsenRepeat Posts: 78 Member
    edited February 2018
    Sun 4 feb
    Tracking Y
    calories y
    Exercise y cleaning house counts right? Sweat was pouring off me I turned it into a hiit workout haha! B):D
  • primekayprime
    primekayprime Posts: 253 Member
    katevt78, holly2e and RinsenRepeat
    Congratulations on being our team’s biggest percent losers for Week 5!
    and
    RinsenRepeat, katevt78 and Tracie_Lord
    Congratulations on being our team’s biggest percent losers for January AND the over-all biggest percent losers for January!
    WOW!

    Yes, congrats are definitely in order! You overcame and persevered! Great job guys! I am so impressed and inspired!
  • HASWLRS
    HASWLRS Posts: 7,997 Member
    primekayprime
    Feb Week 1
    Weigh-in day: Sunday
    Previous Week's weight: 235.4
    Today's Weight: 233.6

    I am the only foolish soul to weigh-in on Sunday lol. I will try to post losses for our team to get the week started off right!

    And you've been doing just that....posting losses!!! Another fine one this week, Kay!!
  • HASWLRS
    HASWLRS Posts: 7,997 Member
    Hi all. My name is Bianca. Mommy of a 2 year old. Been overweight my entire life. I managed to nearly reach my goal weight of 80kg before I had my son. With my pregnancy this spiraled out of control and out of reach. I always used the excuse of being a mommy for not being able to lose the weight after pregnancy. The past Dec I felt miserable, so uncomfortable in my own skin. I was fed up and knew with the new year ahead I had 12 new chapters to complete.....new choices to be made. And I wanted my choices to be healthy and fight this battle no matter how many times I fall or how hard it may seem at times. I officially started this journey on 7 Jan weighing my heaviest ever at 117kg. I have been doing Keto and it seems to be working well. I have lost 4kg in total and quite a bit of cms. Only started working out about 2 weeks ago every second day 30 min walk/jogs. Yesterday I fell off the wagon for the first time since starting this journey and that's when I decided an accountability team will be the best for keeping me on track. Thank you for letting me join. Won't let myself down anymore.....nor will I let you guys down x B

    Welcome, Bianca! You seem to have had your A-Ha moment and now are fully committed to losing weight. We are here to help you stay accountable and on track!!
  • Mariec1978
    Mariec1978 Posts: 86 Member
    HASWLRS wrote: »
    Mariec1978 wrote: »
    Hello Big Butts! I thought being on this team was appropriate for me...as I have a big butt! ;0)~

    I'm a newbie to this challenge. I have only ever done one challenge with a friend before. I had a lot of success with that challenge, but fell off the wagon. I haven't been tracking my foods, so this will help me get back into the habit.

    My starting weight is 185.0 lbs. as of yesterday, 2/1/18. I picked Thursdays as my weigh-in day because I thought the challenge was the calendar month, but since it doesn't start until Sunday, maybe I should change my weigh-in days to Sunday? My OCD would appreciate that change if it's possible since we haven't technically started? I could weigh-in again on Sunday and that could be my starting weight? Not sure what's best, so any advice is welcome.

    My goal weight is between 135 lbs. and 145 lbs. I'm not really sure where I will be happy, so I'm leaving my goal weight up to my mental health and not a number on the scale. I would love to reach whatever goal weight before my 40th birthday May 29th, so I need to lose around 2.5 pounds a week to get there. Some weeks I will exceed that and some weeks I will gain the previous weeks weight loss back. My body doesn't like to cooperate, so I am just going to swing for the fence and command my body to listen. If I can get at least halfway there, I will be happy.

    Can't wait to get to know everyone!

    Welcome Marie! And we all have butts a little bigger than we would like....that's why we are here!!

    Your starting weight for this challenge is whatever you posted in the February sign up thread. If you changed your weigh-in to Sunday, you would weigh-in tomorrow and that would be the end of week #1 for you, so I would suggest keeping it at Thursday.

    Absolutely! Okay. I just wasn't sure if I needed to have a starting weight the first day or if Thursday's weight was okay. I appreciate you getting back with me.
  • Mariec1978
    Mariec1978 Posts: 86 Member
    primekayprime
    Feb Week 1
    Weigh-in day: Sunday
    Previous Week's weight: 235.4
    Today's Weight: 233.6

    I am the only foolish soul to weigh-in on Sunday lol. I will try to post losses for our team to get the week started off right!

    Great job on the loss! So glad we have you on our team! Keep it up!
  • primekayprime
    primekayprime Posts: 253 Member
    SAHNinja wrote: »
    Both of those together I came up with my username.

    Ha! I get it now! Cute name!

    Welcome back! Let's kick some butt!

  • SAHNinja
    SAHNinja Posts: 84 Member
    Mini UAC

    Tracked: yes
    Calories: under
    Exercise: no. But I definitely will tomorrow cleaning up the mess we made by painting today and then rearranging the den the way I want it.
  • WhineThyme
    WhineThyme Posts: 959 Member
    Sunday, Feb 4
    Tracked: Yes
    Calories: Yes
    Exercise: Yes, 30 minutes walking and some weights
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